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6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
War Diary - November 1916
Transcribed from National Archives of Canada, Records of the Department of Militia and Defence, RG9, Series III-D-3 (War Diaries), Volumes 4982 & 4983, 6th Canadian Machine Gun Company, February 1916 - August 1918; Microfilm Reels T-10813 & T-10814. © National Archives of Canada. Reproduced by Permission.
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Army Form C. 2118.
WAR DIARY or INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Place Date/Hr  Summary of Events and Information
Aix Noulette 
R22A 2-2
November
1
Weather fine. Nothing to report.
2 Weather showery. Capt. T.A.H. Taylor Commanding Officer and Sgt. Major visited positions in the Line. No. 4 Section relieved No. 3 Section on Lorette Spur.
3 Weather wet. Lt. J. Waddington and Lt. J. Stonehewer reported for duty as reinforcements from England.
4 Weather wet. Lt. J. Basevi assumed command of Company during temporary absence of Commanding Officer and 2nd in Command.
5 Weather showery. Capt. T.A.H. Taylor proceeded on Leave to England.
6 Weather very wet. Nothing to report.
7 Weather still wet. Nothing to report.
8 Weather showery. No. 3 Section relieved No. 2 Section in Angres Sector.
9 Weather showery. Capt. A. Eastham returned from Leave and took over Command of 6th Canadian Machine Gun Coy.
10 Weather fine. 2nd Canadian Divisional Staff Officer visited all Machine Gun positions held by 6th Canadian Machine Gun Coy. 
Weather fine. 25 men were fitted with Small Tower Respirators and when through the usual test.
11 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
12 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
13 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
14 Weather fine. No. 2 Section relieved No. 1 Section in the Right Sector.
15 Weather fine. No. 1 Section fitted with Small Tower Respirators, and when through the usual test.
16 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
17 Weather fine and frosty. Nothing to report.
18 Weather dull and slight snow fall. Capt. Eastham visited positions in the line.
19 Weather dull and rainy. Lieut. Basevi proceeded to England on leave. Capt. Eastham visited remainder of positions in the line.
20 Weather dull. No. 1 Section relieved No. 4 Section in Bajolle Line, North Alley and Headquarters.
21 Weather fine. No. 4 Section issued with Small Box Respirators.
22 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
23 Weather fine. No. 4 Section went through usual test with Small Box Respirators.
24 Weather dull. Nothing to report.
25 Weather wet. Nothing to report.
26 Weather dull. No. 4 Section relieved No. 3 Section in Arras Road. Nos. 1 & 2 and Ration 1 & 2.
27 Weather fine. Capt. Eastham visited positions in the line.
28 Weather fine. Nothing to report.
29 Weather cold. Nothing to report.
30 Weather dull. Nothing to report.
[Signed] Alfred Eastham
Capt. O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
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